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    DescriptionIn one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orleans to evoke the miraculous visions of Joan of Arc, to Versailles to experience the flamboyant achievements of Louis XIV or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendours and tales of court intrigue. Organising her destinations chronologically, Caro appeals not only to the casual tourist but also to the armchair reader. Caro's passion for and knowledge of France are so impressive that Paris to the Past promises to become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.


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    Title
    Paris to the Past
    Subtitle
    Traveling Through French History by Train
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ina Caro
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 315 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393343151
    ISBN 10: 0393343154
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS013000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    BISAC V2.8: TRV026000
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    DC22: 944
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    Abridged Dewey: 944
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DDF
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 914.404841
    LC classification: DC29.3 .C373 2012
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    6 maps
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ina Caro, author of the bestselling The Road from the Past:Traveling through History in France, is an authority on medieval and modern French history. Book website: www.paristothepast.com
    Review quote
    "I'd rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James." Peter Prescott, Newsweek "With her great knowledge, and deep love of France, Caro is an excellent communicator, and makes an ideal guide." The Bookseller "Her point of departure for Paris to the Past is original and intriguing." The Herald "...she's [Ina Caro] a knowledgeable and winning guide..." The Scotsman "...Caro is nothing if not a storyteller...Caro on architecture is always excellent...She excels also at what she calls gossip..." The Irish Times "...there is a human element to this scholarly tome by amateur historian and passionate Francophile Ina Caro..." French Magazine